Cancer Treatment Breakthrough
Recent reports have revealed that there has been a major breakthrough in the field of cancer research. Dr. Srinivasan Madhusudan, of Indian origin, is of the view that he has been able to find a new way of detecting cancer cells and treating them without having to harm the healthy ones.
He works with the University of Nottingham, and has revealed that a certain way of blocking an enzyme that is the root cause for the production of these faulty cells. It was added that if this treatment mode is successful, it might prove to be a great way of treating many strong kind of cancers such as that of the pancreas and breast cancer.
The name of these two genes is BRCA1 and BRCA2. The issue is that these types of genes are the reason for the more potentially fatal types of the disease than the non-genetic ones. They make up for 10% of the total breast cancers. The team, lead by Dr. Madhusudan, was of the view that when the cell repair enzyme will be effectively blocked, two ways of treating the disease might be found.
"This study provides the first evidence that APE1 is an important new target. These molecules provide a basis for new drugs and could help 'soften up' cells from many cancer types to boost the effect of radiotherapy and chemotherapy", he added.
This might be a great way of treating cancer in the time to come, if the treatment is fit to be sued commercially. It might be able to save thousands of lives in the world, in the time to come.
The new technique is now going to undergo trials for authenticity, before it can be accepted.
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